It has been 197 days since Russia invaded Ukraine.
Ukrainians are still fighting.
Every morning, I check Twitter to see the updates from Ukrainian journalists, activists, artists, and writers that I follow. There is always news: Here is the devastation and sacrifice. Here is the heroism and resilience. Слава Україні!
Meanwhile, the Ukrainian diaspora tries to collect resources, rally support, and share the stories, names, and photographs to help the Ukrainian people and keep the world from forgetting.
On Friday, September 16, I will join other Ukrainian American poets for a reading at the Ukrainian Institute of America in New York City.
I am honored to have my poems included in this collection, and I hope that some of you will be able to come out on the 16th:
Слава Україні! Slava Ukraini!